Curated Events to Make You Better
Multi-day getaways to empower you. Step away from the chaos of entrepreneurial life and connect with peers through guided breakout sessions, inspiring late-night chats, and intentional conversation — all in a beautiful, natural setting.
Examples of past breakouts:
✔ Scaling from Founder to CEO
✔ Sales 201
✔ Hiring Rockstars
✔ Managing Co-Founder Dynamics
Conversations with Luminary LPs
The luminary LPs who back Village do so with their money and time. We regularly invite our luminaries like Sara Blakely, Reid Hoffman, Bob Iger, Ben Silbermann, and Ev Williams to share their pearls of wisdom.
"The inspiring events run by the fantastic team at Village Global remind me there is no such thing as 'a' company CEO, or VC fund… none of these are singular... they can only exist as part of a network’’
"Thank you for organizing this standout event. Getting to join Eric [Schmidt] for a private roundtable with inspiring people and engrossing conversation was an unforgettable experience."
Luminary LP Retreats
At our luminary LP retreat, The Grove, we bring together some of our luminary LPs with the next wave of tech industry titans. Organized in partnership with Reid Hoffman, The Grove is about community and connection between some of the most successful entrepreneurs of today, and the next generation of unicorn CEOs.
“The Grove was one of, if not the, best of these types of events that I’ve been to. The people in attendance were extraordinary; the scale was just right to promote comradery; the setting was beautiful and the Village team was phenomenal in making everyone feel welcome and appreciated.”
In our masterclass series, founders and Network Leaders are exposed to world-class CEOs and operators in an intimate, participatory format. We bring together some of tech’s most effective CEOs like John Donahoe and Julia Hartz to share their wisdom on themes like lean startup methodology, blitzscaling, building an authentic culture, and developing your most talented employees.
“I’ve been to a lot of events where there is a guest of honor and I can sincerely say this was by far the best. Your focus on knowledge sharing, encouraging other people to prepare in advance, the intimate nature of the venue, how you (Ben) led the group through the mindquakes — it was truly a masterclass in holding this type of event.”
We curate “Startup Dinners” on themes like the future of work, fintech, robotics, blockchain, digital health, and the future of autonomy. Small group conversations are moderated by an expert and intended to be highly participatory and tables are remixed for additional connecting.
“That was the best “startup dinner” I have been to. It was a really good mix of people and an engaging setup. Not too pitchy, great food and conversation.”